A repost of our update on 14 January:


We saw a question yesterday in Twitter from someone, and now we can’t find the tweet. πŸ™ But we did note down the query:

.@esaoperations why won't there be more ATVs? 
What will replace their capabilities? Thanks.

Regardless of their source, they’re good questions!

ATV-5 Mission Manager Massimo Cislaghi replies to the second point:

There no 1:1 replacement to the ATV, but rather there will be a redistribution of its capabilities among the rest of the ISS servicing fleet, i.e. Dragon, Cygnus (when back in operation), HTV and – of course – Progress, this last vehicle being to my knowledge the only one capable of performing ISS reboost and refuelling.

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